Cabinet Maker Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Cabinet Makers earn an average of $16.86 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Roughly two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than one-fifth collect dental insurance. Most Cabinet Makers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,916 - $73,340

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$11.78 - $24.57

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,916 - $73,340  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
Profit Sharing
$1,350 - $3,300  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,143 - $53,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$16.58 - $32.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350 - $3,300  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,143 - $53,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 489
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Job Description for Cabinet Maker

Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and steel. They work in both residential and commercial settings to build and install cabinetry and storage sections. In some situations, cabinet makers are also designers; in others, they are simply required to be able to read and follow blueprints and implement the vision of a designer or architect.

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Cabinet Maker Tasks

  • Trim and verify dimensions before fastening and adhering components; sanding, staining, sealing and painting surfaces; and adding hardware.
  • Cut and shape selected wood by operating power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers, and nailers.
  • Build cabinets with the aid of blueprints, specifications, and part calculations.
  • Prepare cost and time estimates in addition to conserving use of equipment and supplies.

Common Career Paths for Cabinet Maker


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It is somewhat unusual to come across Cabinet Makers who move on to become Cabinetmaker Foremans, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $44K. As Cabinet Makers progress in their field, many go on to become Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $39K per year. Another common career choice for Cabinet Makers is to move into a Kitchen Cabinet Maker role. Typically, Cabinet Maker, Kitchens get paid $35K.

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Cabinet Makers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in CNC/NC, Cabinetry Installation, Manufacturing Fabrication, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Machine Operation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Blueprints and Manufacturing Fabrication also typically command lower compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Maker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Cabinet Makers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $41K on average.

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Experience Affects Cabinet Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Maker Salaries

National Average
$37,000

CNC/NC
up arrow 5%


Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 10%

Blueprints
up arrow 13%

Machine Operation
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 59%
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